Deadly Counterfeit Opioid Pills Fooling Experts, Killing CaliforniansCalifornia leads the nation in opioid-related deaths, but the toll is growing by thousands of more deaths a year due to counterfeit painkillers.
Gov. Brown Approves Dispensing 1-Year Supply Of Birth ControlCalifornia women will be able to make fewer trips to the pharmacy to pick up birth control under a new law.
Chaka Khan & Sister Enter Rehab Over Prescription DrugsThe sisters have entered a drug rehabilitation program to battle their addictions to prescription drugs, and Khan says the death of her good friend Prince helped hasten her decision to get help...
Prescription Painkiller Tracking System To Be Mandatory For California DoctorsBeginning in July, a new system to track prescription painkillers becomes mandatory for doctors in California.
Money Laundering Charges For Man Suspected Of Owning Chain Of Bay Area Medical Marijuana ClinicsThe alleged owner of a chain of medical marijuana clinics is facing criminal charges again after KPIX5 first reported on the case last year.
Birth Control Pills Will Soon Be Available Over-The-Counter In CaliforniaBirth control pills will soon be available at California pharmacies without a prescription.
Discovery By UC Berkeley Scientists May Lead To Home Brewing Of Life-Saving MedicationsImagine being able to home-brew drugs that could potentially save your life. A breakthrough at UC Berkeley could be paving the way, but the discovery could be a double-edged sword.
San Francisco Doctors Write Prescriptions For 'Park Time' Rather Than PillsFeeling blue? Take a walk in the park. Got a chronic illness? Again, take a walk in the park. Overweight? You guessed it -- take a walk in the park.
San Francisco Police Now Carrying Drug To Reverse Opioid OverdosesSan Francisco police officers will now have a way to save people from drug overdoses.
The Best Time Of Day For Administering MedicationsPart of the role of a caregiver is making sure that seniors are getting the medications that they need to stay healthy...
Consumers Paying More For Prescription Drugs As More Insurers Drop CopaysThe price of prescription drugs has been skyrocketing, but until now most people haven't noticed because they were only responsible for the copay. Consumers could soon pay the difference, as copays become a thing of the past.
California Pharmacies Rationing Prescription Strength Cough Syrup In Busy Flu SeasonPharmacies in the Bay Area are rationing the cough syrup that doctors prescribe for upper respiratory infections due to the severe flu season.